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    IFAD to host high-level conference on innovative approaches to financing for rural development
    Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2030 requires innovative approaches to financing for smallholder agricultural development.
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    Limiting the 'rural exodus’ in Morocco
    IFAD provides $46.5 million to reduce poverty and revitalize remote mountainous areas in Morocco.
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    Peace and rural development go hand in hand
    IFAD reaffirms its commitment to help Colombia overcome the effects of 50 years of conflict.
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    Connecting remote rural communities with financial services
    IFAD supports modernizing post offices in Madagascar, Benin, Senegal and Ghana to help small farmers access crucial financial services and facilitate the flow of remittances into rural communities.
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    Africa is squandering its potential, IFAD President tells House of Lords
    Africa is a world leader in poverty and hunger due to a lack of committed leadership and rampant corruption, said Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in his address at the House of Lords.
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    British artists send powerful message with surprising fruit installation at COP13
    Giant heads sculpted from fruit and vegetables draw attention to rural communities at biodiversity summit.
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The Governing Council of IFAD will appoint a new President at its forthcoming annual meeting on 14-15 February 2017. Communication on nominations received on 14 December 2016. Read more
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An IFAD-supported project is helping farmers harvest fertile soil washed away by the Arque river in the heart of the Andes. Read more
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IFAD-supported project improves nutrition for Ntchisi rural communities in Malawi. Read more
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IFAD-supported projects reflect goals of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Read more
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New report analyses rural development in over 60 countries and recommends policy changes to eradicate poverty. Read more
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Despite rapid growth and poverty reduction over the last 25 years, the Asia and the Pacific region is facing a large income gap mainly between the urban rich and the rural poor. What can be done to bridge this gap? Read more
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.